Monday April 22, 2019

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Suspected burglar crushed to death by 900-pound safe

A suspected burglar was found crushed to death by a 900-pound safe in an Indiana home this week, local authorities said.  More…

‘Assman’ displays name on truck’s tailgate after license plate request denied

A Canadian man whose real last name “Assman,” was deemed an “unacceptable” for a personalized license plate has emblazoned the back of his truck with a giant decal of the plate he was denied. Dave Assman (pronounced “Oss-man), who lives in the province of Saskatchewan, said the denial upset him, but “I’m not one of those guys to take offense to it.”  More…

Arizona man fatally shot after testing bulletproof vest

An Arizona man was fatally shot Monday after he donned a bulletproof vest and asked a friend to shoot him. Parker Lynch, 25, put on the vest and asked his friend Steven Watson to shoot at him. Watson fired one round at Lynch’s abdomen. It was unclear if the bullet pierced the vest or missed it. Lynch was taken to a hospital and died during surgery.  More…

Steven Spielberg faces backlash for urging Academy to block Netflix from Oscars

Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been drawing backlash for actively campaigning to have Netflix-backed films removed from consideration at the Academy Awards. The “Jaws” director has long been outspoken about Netflix, which he claims has negatively affecting the theatrical experience. But since Netflix made a big splash at this year’s Oscars ceremony, Spielberg is taking his concerns to the Academy’s board of directors.  More…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will raise their baby as ‘gender fluid’ to avoid any stereotypes, according to friends

While it is unknown how strictly they will take their ‘gender fluid’ parenting, the royal couple may decide to avoid dressing their firstborn in typical pink or blue clothes associated with boys and girls and are likely to encourage their child to play with a variety of toys including dolls and trucks. Or, they could join a small group of parents who are raising ‘theybies’ — children who aren’t identified as a ‘he’ or ‘she’.  More…

How Patriots owner Robert Kraft could get off in prostitution case

The prostitution case against Patriots owner Robert Kraft linked to a Florida sex-trafficking ring could be a long shot for prosecutors — partly because the women he was caught on video getting services by two women who are not victims of human trafficking — the 45-year-old manager of the spa Lei Wang, and 58-year-old spa employee Shen Mingbi, also believed to be an operator of the business – both licensed masseuses and Florida residents.  More…

Colorado patient dies after she says both kidneys mistakenly removed

A 73-year-old Colorado woman who claimed her healthy kidneys were removed by doctors died eight months following the surgery.  More…

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set After Posting Bail

Jussie Smollett is back on the set of “Empire” in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned. Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week on the Fox series, but his role was dramatically reduced in light of his ongoing legal troubles.  More…

Cook County state’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself on Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear why. First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats will take over the case as acting state’s attorney.  More…

Is this 26-ingredient, $38 cocktail worth it?

It’s everything but the kitchen drink. The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful potion. It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish). Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  More…

Stolen Swedish royal artifacts worth $7M may have been found, police say

Swedish royal treasure from 1611 worth more than $7 million which was stolen last July might have been found by a security guard on top of a trash can in a suburb of Stockholm.  More…

Travis Kauffman explains how he killed a mountain lion with his bare hands

The Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack while out for a run in the woods recalled thinking “this would be a crappy way to die” during his fight for survival with the animal.  More…

Colorado man fights off, kills mountain lion during trail run, suffers serious injuries

A Colorado runner was attacked Monday by a mountain lion during a trail run in the northern part of the state that resulted in puncture wounds to his face, arms, legs and back and the death of the animal. The runner fought off the cougar – killing it in the process – and hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital.   More…

Snow plow trucks sabotaged with latex gloves in New York town

As snow and ice fell Tuesday across the Northeast, officials in one New York city were unable to immediately clean the streets — after someone sabotaged all of the snowplow and salt trucks.  More…

Female students sue Yale to admit women into male fraternities

Three female students at Yale University are suing the Ivy League school and nine of its male fraternities in an attempt to stop the school’s social organizations from admitting people on the basis of their gender. The women, who filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut on Tuesday, want to admit women to fraternities in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.  More…